A pregnant woman is fighting for her life after she was shot in the stomach in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood Wednesday evening.
The 39-year-old woman, who is 9 months pregnant, was in the doorway of a home on the 1800 block of East Atlantic Street at 7:33 p.m. when a gunman opened fire.
The woman was shot once in the abdomen and taken to Temple University Hospital where she is in critical condition. Police believe she was struck by a stray bullet.
"We don't have a description of the shooter from the family," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. "They said they didn't see anyone fire the shots. They just heard the gunshot."
Doctors performed an emergency C section on the woman and the baby is alive, officials said.
No arrests have been made and police have not released a description of any gunman.
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